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The Bare Necessities of Clerks

Look for the bare necessities, the simple bare necessities, Forget about the Ofsted grades and marks. Prepare, record and now advise The governing body organise – They are the bare necessities of clerks! When you need to flag up what … Continue reading

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I’m a governor

  We called up the head: at the meeting we said, Now look, we will give you one chance! We want the key data, to be sent out no later Than the statutory week in advance. We told him we … Continue reading

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Wholly Right?

The first part of the NGA’s eight elements of good governance is having the right people round the table. That means those with the necessary skills and experience, or with a readiness to learn about what is expected from governance. … Continue reading

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Deliberations and Delegations!

Deliberations and delegations! It’s time to set up each committee that you need There is no de/fence, the terms of ref’rence Must by law each year be formally agreed. So will the finance, staffing and re/sources committee Be given rights … Continue reading

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The Skype Vote Song

Heed the advice you get from your clerk; Laws they will clarify. “But for your help, we’d be in the dark – Thank you!” the governors cry. We’re in the room, ready to start But we’re still missing folk. If they’re … Continue reading

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On the road to Mandat’ry

 To sing along to these verses, click here for the tune =   CPD – Now that’s the training game! There came on the scene a new governor And Duffy was her name. With no idea Of what her role entailed, She … Continue reading

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We’ll know you so well

Governor 1: Nothing is so good It lasts eternally. Ofsted expectations Get revised So we must never let Our focus slip And by our Ofsted judgement Be surprised. Governor 2: Looking back, we could Have played it differently — Checked … Continue reading

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Bernie

Bernie, the Hottest Chair of Governors in the Land Here’s a singalong version for those who can fit the words to no-clues karaoke music …   You could hear the engine roar As he sped towards the door And the … Continue reading

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Bye bye “Good”

My tribute to a Phil Everly song … Click here for the tune Bye bye “Good” Bye bye “Well done, you!” Hello feeling blue I think I’m-a gonna cry-y Bye bye “Good” Bye bye sweet Grade 2 Hello forced review … Continue reading

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Aid All White / Pale Advice

 Some singalong words regarding the format of the guidance and the ease of the navigation available on the new DfE pages of the  http://www.gov.uk website …  (Sing along to the tune of Edelweiss) NB The DfE moved all their content … Continue reading

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